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US medical tourism company Doctours expands to 35 countries

Los Angeles-based Doctours will expand its online Expedia-like platform for booking medical care trips to 35 countries, according to TechCrunch.

Doctours aims to help patients search and compare procedures like in vitro fertilization, stem cell therapy, cosmetic and reparative plastic surgery, and dental work around the world. Once patients book a procedure, Doctours creates an itinerary and offers flight and hotel options for patients' needs.

Katelyn O'Shaughnessy, founder of Doctours, told TechCrunch: "When it comes to medical and dental treatment, there is no longer any reason to limit ourselves based on where we live. There is an increasingly advantageous global marketplace available with highly trained practitioners offering quality healthcare solutions at affordable prices and, although medical and dental tourism is a safe and cost-efficient solution, the current market is extremely fragmented and challenging to navigate."

Doctours is backed by high-level investors like former Expedia CEO Erik Blachford. All physicians on the platform are accredited by the Joint Commission International.

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